Hard Numbers: Half a million EU citizens in limbo in post-Brexit Britain

Hard Numbers: Half a million EU citizens in limbo in post-Brexit Britain

7: Days after a new prime minister-designate took office in Iraq, seven protesters were killed at an anti-government sit-in in the city of Najaf. Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, the powerful cleric with a cult-like following who backs the new PM, threw Molotov cocktails and stabbed demonstrators.


138: At least 138 people deported by the US back to El Salvador in recent years were killed after arriving there, according to Human Rights Watch. The grim tally comes as the Trump administration seeks to tighten restrictions on Central American asylum-seekers.

500,000: Some half a million EU citizens in Britain are yet to apply for "settled status," which would allow them to stay in the country after Brexit is complete. The British government has touted this as a fair scheme, but critics say EU citizens in Britain face losing benefits such as healthcare.

3,000: Several schools in northern Mozambique did not open for the new academic year because of the surge of jihadist terror attacks. The closure affects some 3,000 pupils in Cabo Delgado, the gas rich province that's become a hotbed of Islamist violence.

Carbon has a bad rep, but did you know it's a building block of life? As atoms evolved, carbon trapped in CO2 was freed, giving way to the creation of complex molecules that use photosynthesis to convert carbon to food. Soon after, plants, herbivores, and carnivores began populating the earth and the cycle of life began.

Learn more about how carbon created life on Earth in the second episode of Eni's Story of CO2 series.

As we enter the homestretch of the US presidential election — which is set to be the most contentious, and possibly contested, in generations — Americans are also voting on 35 seats up for grabs in a battle for the control of the Senate. The 100-member body is currently held 53-47 by the Republican Party, but many individual races are wide open, and the Democrats are confident they can flip the upper chamber of Congress.

Either way, the result will have a profound impact not only on domestic policy, but also on US foreign relations and other issues with global reach. Here are a few areas where what US senators decide reverberates well beyond American shores.

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GZERO Media caught up with Japan's Permanent Representative to the UN Kimihiro Ishikane during the 2020 UN General Assembly. In an interview with Eurasia Group Vice Chairman Gerald Butts, Ishikane talked about pandemic response, and how it has impacted the broader picture of US-China relations. Regarding a global fissure potentially caused by the world's two biggest economies, Ishikane said: "China is not like the former Soviet Union. Our system is completely intertwined, and I don't think we can completely decouple our economy and neither is that desirable." He also discussed the legacy of Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, who stepped down recently due to health complications.

The world's two biggest economic powers threaten to create a "big rupture" in geopolitics, but "we are not there yet," UN Secretary-General António Guterres tells Ian Bremmer. In an interview for GZERO World, the leader of the world's best-known multilateral organization discusses the risks involved as the US and China grow further apart on key issues.

Watch the episode: UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Why we still need the United Nations

Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, acknowledges that this year's gathering of world leaders presents unique challenges. But, he says, the work of the UN continues. For two decades he has had a pivotal role in organizing thousands of key diplomatic meetings during these important weeks in NYC. In this video, Abelian explains the General Assembly, how it has worked in the past, and what to expect this year.

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